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David Cohen

David Cohen is the founder and Executive Director of TechStars.David has a soft spot for technology startups and enjoys helping innovative early ... More »David Cohen is the founder and Executive Director of TechStars.David has a soft spot for technology startups and enjoys helping innovative early stage technology companies succeed. He also has a passion for Colorado and believes it's a fantastic community for any startup. The Colorado TechStars program combines these passions with capital, connections and real-world experience to provide a unique opportunity for early stage startups.David is a founder of several software and web technology companies including Pinpoint Technologies (now ZOLL Data Systems) of Broomfield, Colorado. While at ZOLL Data Systems, David was also the CTO. The company was acquired by ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ZOLL) in 1999. You can read about it in No Vision, All Drive [Amazon].David was also the founder and CEO of earFeeder.com, which was sold to SonicSwap.com in 2006. David is also an active startup advocate, advisor, board member, and technology investor who comments on these topics on his blog at ...

Aol Snaps Up Hyper-Local Photosharing App Hipster

The company’s investors include Google Ventures, Lightbank, 500 Startups, Mitch Kapor, Dave McClure/500 Startups, Lightbank, Charles River Ventures, Max Ventilla, TechStars David Cohen and David Tisch, Google’s Don Dodge, Paige Craig, Ludlow Ventures, and Lerer Ventures. [Anthony Ha ...

U.S. Accelerator TechStars Goes Global, Merges With UK’s Springboard And Opens Its First Internation...

David Cohen, the CEO and founder of TechStars, tells TechCrunch that TechStars is taking over all of Springboard’s operations — which include accelerators focused on web, mobile and Internet of Things technology. “Springboard will no longer operate after the upcoming IOT program,” he ...

TechStars Arrives In Austin, Will Launch First Program In August

TechStars, the popular startup accelerator with locations in Boston, Boulder, New York, Seattle, London, and more, has today announced an expansion to Austin, Texas – a city TechStars founder and CEO David Cohen refers to as the “natural next stop for us” in this morning’s announcement ...

TechStars Alum EverTrue Lands $5.25M From Bain, David Cohen, Bonobos CEO To Reinvent Fundraising In...

The round also included participation from its existing investors, including Boston Seed Capital, TechStars CEO David Cohen, Bonobos CEO Andy Dunn and Trunk Club CEO Brian Spaly. As a new investor, Bain Capital joins EverTrue’s roster of higher education angel investors, like Harvard ...

TechStars Goes National With ‘Microinternships’ For Middle School Kids

The founder of TechStars, David Cohen, teamed up with Centennial Middle School educator Joshua Feiger to coordinate the program. They started working together in 2009, when Feiger invited Cohen to speak to the Entrepreneurs Project school assembly, inspiring kids to learn about ...

Nicole Glaros Will Be Running TechStars NYC This Spring In Place Of David Tisch

Techstars founder David Cohen says Glaros will be relocated to NYC until a permanent replacement for Tisch is found. Then she'll train the replacement and return to Boulder. Cohen will also frequent the NYC program this spring. "Of all of our Managing Directors nationally, Nicole ...

TechStars’ David Cohen on transparency, growth and funding trends

TechStars’ David Cohen on transparency, growth and funding trends When TechStars launched in 2006, it was intended to be a startup program for the mellow mountain town of Boulder, Colo. Six years later, it’s spread to four other cities, spawned an international network of accelerators...

Fund gives "28 million ways to help" Internet startups

Founder of Techstars David Cohen, speaks to the crowd during a Boulder-based TechStars program at the Boulder Theater in 2011. (RJ Sangosti, Denver Post file) Are you an Internet startup looking for seed financing? Read on. TechStars founder David Cohen last week closed a $28 ...

TechStars founder Cohen takes flight as ‘super angel’

Denver Business Journal by Greg Avery, Reporter Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012, 2:13pm MST - Last Modified: Thursday, March 8, 2012, 2:18pm MST David Cohen, founder and CEO of TechStars, in a 2009 photo. David Cohen, the quiet Boulderite who founded the TechStars startup ...

TechStars founder David Cohen turns “power angel” — raises $28M fund

David Cohen, founder of TechStars, a well-known incubator of start-ups, has emerged as one of them — and he’s doing it by focusing his energies outside of Silicon Valley. He’s just finished raising his own second seed fund, totaling $28M, which like his first fund is completely ...

The Infinite Lives Of BitTorrent

“I would argue that BitTorrent did solve a problem, and it did solve the one it set out to solve,” says David Cohen, the CEO of startup accelerator Techstars. What’s supposed to happen next? BitTorrent, the company, has been working to correct the assumption that it enables piracy. When ...

Disney, channeling Silicon Valley, launches startup accelerator

" Mayer and Techstars CEO David Cohen said that Iger and the other mentors are expected to be involved throughout the program. Asked why Disney is getting involved in an accelerator program, Mayer said the company "has a long, storied history of innovation -- from the multiplane camera ...

Inside the Nike+ Accelerator: Fueling the quantified-self movement

As TechStars' co-founder, David Cohen, put it, the aim is to give seed-level startups unfair advantages. By his reckoning, entrepreneurs gain two years of startup development experience in their first 30 days. During the first month, companies were exposed to an intense process likened ...

TechStars founder David Cohen raising $150M for his own VC fund

“Power angel” David Cohen must be feeling bullish about his investment strategy — he plans to raise $150 million for his personal investment fund Bullet Time Ventures. This is more than 5 times larger than Bullet Time II which closed last year, a significantly more modest fund of $29 ...

TechStars founder raising $150 million fund. What will he invest in?

TechStars' David Cohen is raising a new $150 million fund to invest, and he's teaming with Highway 12's founder Mark Solon to do it. The pair haven't raised the money yet, but Cohen’s role as the founder and CEO of the TechStars startup bootcamp and mentorship program makes it ...

Make a Winning TechStars Application Video

David Tisch, the managing director of TechStars NY, and David Cohen, who founded TechStars and serves as the accelerator's CEO, tell me they've watched about 10,000 application videos. At this point, it's safe to say they know what works—and what doesn't. "When I watch a video, I'm ...

David Cohen: 4 Tips for a TechStars-Worthy Demo

David Cohen is the founder and CEO of TechStars. Previously, he founded several software and Web technology companies. David is an active start-up advocate, advisor, board member, and technology advisor who comments on these topics on his blog at DavidGCohen.com. @davidcohen ...

Giving Brightest Kids The 'Cram School' Experience, Online : All Tech Considered : NPR

Launch Founder Jason Calcanis asked judge David Cohen, of the TechStars accelerator, to comment on the site's potential to broker individual sponsorship, like that a Ph.D. student might enjoy. "Imagine the idea of sort of investing in people," said Cohen, teasing out the idea of ...

10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

It depends on the accelerator, but generally startups shouldn’t have to pay cash to apply to or be part of an accelerator, according to David Cohen, founder and chief executive of Techstars, a mentorship-driven startup accelerator headquartered in Boulder, Colo. "The accelerator should ...

TechStars CEO, David Cohen, Invests in Boulder, Colo.-Based Merchant Service Provider, AdvoCharge -...

See more news releases in: Retail, Banking & Financial Services BOULDER, Colo., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvoCharge, a Boulder, Colorado-based independent merchant service provider, announced today that it received an investment from TechStars CEO and co-founder, David Cohen, to be ...

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